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to coordinate the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down, especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> the storm will throw a little havoc into the race. i was supposed to be with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been canceled. >> reporter: the latest polls shows virginia now a dead heat and an important state for romney if he's to win on november 6th. he canceled three campaign events today in the state and instead spent the day in ohio with running mate paul ryan. >> let's, today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> ohio is another must-win state. told by a group of ohio newspapers they are tied 49 to 49%. >> i know they're chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country, nine more days. ( audience chanting: nine more days, nine more days! ) >> reporter: today on cnn senior obama advisor david axelrod was asked how the storm might impact the ra
across the country today in clashes between government troops and rebels. in damascus, a warplane bomb flattened a three-story building killing eight men. later, the surprisingly close arizona race that could decide control of the senate. will either presidential candidates' plans help this man keep his house? and the door help to-door battle for early voters in colorado. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> brennan: early voting began today in both maryland and florida. the battleground state that at the heart of the disputed 2000 election. in colorado voting has been under way since monday. the most recent poll there shows the candidates in a dead heat, which is why both side are going all out. terrell brown has more. >> reporter: in boulder county, colorado, matt romney jointd volunteers going door to door. >> i'm matt romney. i'm mitt romney 53 son. he's running for president. >> reporter: the campaigns are getting down to basics, hoping personal outreach will help push those final vote. >> doing a good job. >> thank you. >> keep it up. >> nice to meet you, ron. >>
they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government would do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away the search for traps or missing people on staten island continued. nypd rescued six people from roof troops on wednesday. there are signs of life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there's some good news. subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan has to have at least three people. >> i know it is inconvenient for a lot of people but the streets can only handle so much. >> reporter: half of all ga
of government, rather than air to be arrests and monarchees. the united states isn't run by the wealthiest or by some sort of birth rite. we participate by our vote and elect leaders to represent us. president lincoln's gettysburg address is a constant reminder. the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. shall not perish from this earth. one person, one vote. that's a precious right. that's liberal. believing that government should be active in supporting social and political change. so there's the constitution. the founders built in the ability to amend it and to pass laws to form a more perfect union. things like, oh, abolishing slavery and segregation, giving women the right to vote and to choose, repealing don't ask don't tell so regardless of who you love you can serve in the military. plus our government has programs to help level the playing field so that everyone can succeed. like the g.i. bill. the lily ledbetter fair pay act. medicare. pell grants. head start. unemployment. is there anyone who hasn't benefited from at least one of these programs? fairness. t
. >> there's been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal and local governments. and so we're confident that the assets are prepositioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. >> reporter: with sandy expected to affect the northeast through thursday, that response could take some time. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >> ines ferre lowering us from lower manhattan. i know you were in that location right around the same spot yesterday morning. if you topper give us a comparison, what was it like yesterday before the storm hit, what is it like now? what do you see? >> reporter: well, certainly much calmer right now. the waters behind me, the hudson river, much calmer than what it was yesterday. and water has receded. the surge had come up above the sea wall in battery park city. that was one of the concerns authorities had, was that the surge would be so high that it would overflow, flooding this area. and it did part of battery park city. the good news is that that water has been receding but this southern part of manhattan is pretty much shut down ri
and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail, romney toned down his criticism of the president, coping his message positive as he tries to win over florida voters. >> washington has to begin to come together. >> reporter: accompanied by the state's popular former governor jeb bush, romney emphasized his own record as massachusetts governor of bipartisanship. >> it was not lost on me to get anything done at all, and even to have my veto upheld, i need to have people across the aisle that i could work with. >> remember the president talked about romneysia? well it's contagious. congressman ryan's caught it. >> reporter: vice president joe biden accused the romney campaign of lying in a new ad in ohio that implies the auto
. >> president obama toured fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide assistance. >> and this is a live picture right now at kill devil hills, north carolina. you can see that tide coming in. pretty severe there. transit systems are also being shut down in philadelphia, baltimore and washington. amtrak has suspended service across the northeast. schools are closed today. and the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will also be closed and the united nations has canceled all meetings at headquarters. >> flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. thousands of flights. boston, new york, philly and washington d.c. just about everything in sandy's sights. so many airlines store planes in those cities, passengers on the west coast will feel the impact throughout the next few days. check flight status well ahead of time and don't go to the airport if it's canceled. four flights have been canceled so far from oakland and san jose. make phone calls, get online and check it out. >> this storm is unprecedented. >> it's something we haven't seen quite a while.
limitations, but the court and the rest of the government will be closed on tuesday. the number-one concern tonight is the danger from the wind. the weather service issued an unusual high-wind warning for washington and baltimore and is forecasting hurricane-force gusts of 75 miles per hour tonight. almost six million people live in the washington region and the threat of downed trees and lost electric power is extreme. hundreds of utility repair trucks and crew from outside the area have been brought in and prepositioned, but can only begin the repair work after the storm subsides. the power company serving the washington region say that 100,000 homes are already without power and that's before these heavy hurricane-force winds bebe again slamming this region later tonight. anthony? >> mason: wyatt, when does it look like the capital will be open for business again? >> reporter: just before we came out here, the federal government announced yet again federal employees here-- and there are 300,000 of them, roughly 100,000 are emergency workers-ers-- they're being asko stay home again tomorr
. why didn't they cut 10% across the board on state government? why didn't everybody get hit. why is it always education. >> as a matter of fact, we have reduced 40,000 people from state prison without one republican vote. in fact one of the assemblyman said blood will run the streets. add another 10,000 inmates in a neighborhood close to yours? i don't want to go farther than -- further that. the blind and disabled are getting a lower state pension than they were in the 80s. we got rid of redevelopment. things that were important because we couldn't afford it. >> what comes after this? >> what comes after this is we pay down the debts that were incurred by previous governors. we owe the schools $9 billion. we borrowed from them. we owe the recycling fund. we owe local government. we owe 6 billion to the recovery bond. as we pay those off that will lower our spending and as the tax comes off in seven years the income tax, we should be with any kind of recovery on a glide path that we will have a balanced budget. to do that, i will have to be doctor no. it's not a pleasant task. i
to reduce the size of government in sacramento. i'm not too optimistic for him doing that. >> the fear if prop 30 doesn't pass, threatened $6 billion in school cuts. >> doesn't matter whether your kids go to public school or private school. we need people educated to do the job. >> another interesting note on that field poll. shows a lot of voter's opinions are tied with their opinions on governor brown. we'll see how that goes. live in san francisco , cbs 5. >> thank you. >> with the tough economy, everyone is struggling to make ends meet. for many americans it's costing them their homes. what if there's a solution? kate with the free advice that could save you money and maybe even your home. >> just having the stability of something familiar you've had all your life. it's worthwhile. >> if you lose that you've lost a piece of your life. >> was in seen i couldn't say danger of losing home and sense of security. >> my dad bought that in 52 and sold it to me and i had mortgaged it to start a business and didn't do as well as i thought it would. >> then he heard about the neighborhood as
very much. the dark skies over the economic recovery brightened a bit today. the government told us the economy grew at a 2% annual rate in the third quarter. that's better than expected, and up from 1.3% in the second quarter. where's the economy cooking? we asked anthony mason to show us. >> reporter: from its storefront in plainfield, new jersey, e & a restaurant supply ships out everything from stoves to plates and silverware. owner joel green says restaurants are opening again and that's been good for business. >> things definitely have picked up but it's been fairly strong all the way since april up until this point. >> reporter: green says the uncertainty surrounding the election is making business owners more cautious, but he likes the direction his business is headed. >> if it keeps rolling the way it is, i see it being strong. >> reporter: the 2% growth in the economy nationally in the third quarter was fueled in part by consumer spending, which rose 2%, and by a housing market that's showing increasing signs of life. but a 13% jump in defense spending by the government pl
system swamped. countless homes have been destroyed by fire, wind, floods. one government prediction says the wind damage alone could top $7 billion. president obamaed heads to new jersey tomorrow to survey the damage there. sandy dealt the garden state a punishing blow. end tired neighborhoods are under water and beach boardwalks are in ruins. duarte geraldino shows us what's left. >> reporter: access to atlantic city is limited tonight because safety officials say the roads are still not safe. many of the areas are littered with debris. behind me, you can see what's left of a nice chunk of the famed atlantic city boardwalk. it was ripped apart by super storm sandy. tomorrow, the president is expected to join the new jersey governor and tour parts of the state most heavily damaged by the storm. in atlantic city, duarte geraldino, cbs 5. >>> the super storm also left parts of maryland under water but the real problem is another kind of flood. raw sewage is spewing into baltimore area waterways at a rate of 20 million gallons per hour. it's coming from a treatment plant that flooded after
visited the red cross headquarters in washington. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they are needed as fast as possible as hard as possible and for the duration. >> the president was replaced on the stump by a former commander-in-chief bill clinton. >> obama is far more likely to lift the middle class and give the poor a chance to work their way into it. >> president clinton appeared at a rally in minnesota. recent polls showed president obama's lead is shrinking. clinton made a stop in colorado another state that candidates are fighting hard to win. >> and your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> mitt romney took a break from campaigning. he cancelled rallies in ohio and iowa instead holding a disaster relief event near dayton. >> we won't be able to solve all the problems with our effort this morning but a lot of people will still be looking for goods even though we gathered these things. but i know that one of the things i've learned in life is that you make the difference you can. and you can't always solve all the probl
back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been squeezed and so people recognize this is an election that will make a real difference. now, the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he has a campaign slogan which is "forward." i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. >> now, a weak job report could fuel mitt romney's campaign. the gop challenger says obama's policies have held back on the economy's economic recovery. some political experts say few if any voters are undecided and they have shown throughout the year not to be susceptible to positive or negative monthly changes in the unemployment rate. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> thank you. lawrence has left us. he is down in san jose with a little preview. >> he is playing the science guy. i don't think you're ever coming back, lawrence. >> reporter: no. this is a lot of fun. a lot of kids can come down here and make some rea
fema and said the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> the president has left orlando and canceled a rally headed back to the white house to help deal with the affects of this storm. the evacuation order took place here last night. people filling gas cans and generators. slowly moving out of town. >> i can imagine. there were massive power outages expected before this storm hit. i can see lights behind you but are you hearing about any outages so far where you are? >> oh, yes. there's still power here but there are power outages expected and rolling blackouts on purpose. added extra crews and clearing trees and clear the power lines. the worry is once this water really starts to pile up that it saturates the ground and trees will go down and a lot of folks here need to be prepared for many days without power. >> thank you for that report and be careful out there. thank you. >> if you are planning to fly to the northeast today or tomorrow you are probably out of luck. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours, boston, jfk, new york and philad
fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> reporter: i hope you can get a sense here of just how huge these waves have become. they have broached the board walk. the water is under the hotels and restaurants. it's quite an indication of how much this water is going to be piling up later. >> no kidding. and we know a lot of power outages are expected. anything in that area so far? >> reporter: no. all the power is still on for now. but there is a lot of anticipation, there are going to be rolling blackouts. and utility crews are out here trimming trees trying to keep the power lines clear. when this water really starts moving inland, if there's wind, could topple the trees and bringing down the power lines. >> okay. stay safe out there. susan live in delaware. thank you. >> hurricane sandy is affecting air travel worldwide even at sfo. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. elissa over at sfo speaking with some of the travellers. have most of them gotten the warning or are some surprised? >> reporter: most tr
growth. today's government report just days before the election could make or break both campaigns. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the possible impact. there's still some undecided voters out there and these numbers, they could have some sway. >> reporter: that's because this is the last economic report we'll see before the election. today both candidates will use it for their campaign blitz to get those undecided voters. a sluggish economy has been a bone of contention. >> reporter: the president started his day in ohio with better-than-expected unemployment numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 new jobs in october, about 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. despite the improvement, the president is still facing high unemployment. because more americans are trying to find work, it ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. that's the highest number an incumbent president has
in and discontinuing production of these little magnetic balls. the government has been after the company for years due to numerous reported injuries as a result of swallowing the powerful little magnets. many of the cases in children and teens resulted in internal injuries when the magnets stuck together in the intestine. it's estimated at least 1700 people have been hospitalized in three years. the maker says it's pulling the product because of, quote, baseless and relentless legal badgering by the government. it will sell the remaining stock on its website but won't make any more. >>> as if the holidays weren't expensive enough due to the drought many thanksgiving staples will be more expensive everything from turkey to cider costing more this year. stuffing and pumpkin pie ingredients are expected to cost 4% more. the price of turkey and butter are up 5%. and apples and apple cider topped the list with a 20 to 30% increase over last year. so in an effort to help you save, we're turning to the experts with our consumerwatch mommy blogger challenge but don't let the name fool you. any frugal folks ca
's meeting with new jersey's govern nor. >>> barack obama and christie stood up and did what you are supposed to do if you ared leader. >> go and find the camera at the beach and hug a couple of people and take off. >> plus the debate over funding political campaigns prop 32. we are going to have both sides that have debate live in studio tomorrow on eyewitness news starting at 7:30 a.m. >>> and a $23 million blessing claimed in just the nick of time. a grandmother said she is going to use some of the cash to take her family to disneyland. she collected her big prize yesterday, the ticket was set to expire at the end of the month. it was hidden in her car's glove compartment. she can't believe it was her daughter who the lottery was looking for. >> she said i'm going to text you a picture and you tell me who it is. so i put my 99-cent glasses on and i had to put two pairs to see and it was my daughter and i thought she robbed a bank. >> the daughter bought that ticket. most of the $17.8 million will be used to care for her two special needs boys and she is going to buy a pair of athletic shoe
potentially are in the path of the storm. a top government forecaster says this is the worst case scenario. >> ten states and washington, d.c., have already declared a state of emergency. financial markets are closed today. and schools also closed in several states. public transport has been shut down in new york new jersey, philadelphia, baltimore, and washington. and more than 7,000 flights have been canceled so far today. we have a team of correspondents along the east coast this morning watching headquarter sandy. jeff gore begins our coverage in atlantic city, new jersey, where the center of sandy is likely to come ashore later today. jeff good morning. >> reporter: nora, good morning to you. conditions have gotten significantly worse here in atlantic city in just the past hour or so as we await sandy's landfall later this evening. the ocean behind us atlantic city's famed boardwalk here in front of us, already taking damage. one of the many areas that will be lashed by sandy today. from space, you can see the full size and scope of this event. from north carolina to
this campaign from the beginning has been about. >> that's right. this is about the roll of government, what it's for. whether there's enough money to do the job that it's supposed to do. it is a serious question of what we ask the federal government to do. are either campaigns going to take that and try to make an argument about it on the stump? it doesn't seem like that's going to be the case based on my reporting this morning. the president is not going to make a larger argument about this is why we need to fund the federal government. mitt romney has talked about >>> a ship featured in hollywood blockbusters didn't make it through super storm san different we'll show you how the coast guard saved nearly a dozen soldiers next on "cbs this morning." these are our ocean spray 100% juice blends with no added sugar, just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very fruit-tritious. or, try ocean spray light 50 with just 50 calories, a full serving of fruit and no added sugar. with tasty flavors like cranberry-pomegranate and cranberry- concord grape, it's like a fruit stand in every
water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan have to at least have three people. >> i know it is inconvenience for a lot of people. but the bottom line is, the streets can only handle so much. >> reporte
the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan have to at least have three people. >> i know it is inconvenience for a lot of people. but the bottom line is, the streets can only handle so much. >> reporter: officials estimate half of all gas station
-import bank, the government's credit agency for foreign trade. >> fulton: and i sat right behind fred, who's the president of the export-import bank. and so when he got done speaking, i went running outside to the car, because i saw a group of gentlemen standing there. and i said, "who's driving fred?" guy said, "me, chris." i said, "you're my new best friend. get him to eat these pickles before he gets on the plane because i want to export this year." >> pelley: you got some pickles to the driver of the head of the export-import bank? >> fulton: yes, sir. and we exported that year. >> pelley: pretty good trick. >> fulton: you got to think out of the jar, you know? if you're selling pickles, you better be creative. what's made us successful is what's made every american company successful, and that's hard work and not taking "no" for an answer. if somebody tells me "no," scott, i say, "okay, that means timing's not right, but you'll want my pickles." >> pelley: "no" means "go"? >> fulton: it does, at the right time. but, you know, we're not too pushy, you know, i... believe it or not. i kn
states. >> this is not the time to double down on "trickle-down government" policies that have failed us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment. >> reporter: the white house looked at the new numbers as a sign the country is heading in the right direction. the economy expanded at a right higher than most expert predicted. vice president biden told voters in wisconsin a romney presidency would erase all the progress the president made. >> we believe for americans to succeed the middle class has to rebuild and grow. it's the only way working class people have a way: >> reporter: the president wrapped us his campaigning at an airport thursday night reminding voters of his efforts to help an auto industry that accounts for 1 in 8 ohio jobs. >> if mitt romney was president when the auto industry was on the verge of collapse we might not have an american auto industry today. we would be buying cars from china instead of selling cars to china. >> reporter: the president was off the campaign trail today. he did a series of interviews with tv and radio stations. the new eco
, whereas corrections gets about 7%. on average, the state and federal government allocate almost 9,000 per pupil in california, less than half of what the state of new york spends on its students. but getting more money for schools often means asking local voters to increase their own taxes. for example, the city of berkeley raises more than $3,000 per pupil in extra funds. other school districts have had similar success in the bay area, schools in poorer districts, though, don't have parents who can afford that. >> affluent communities are counting on taxes. affluent communities are passing local bonds to improve the quality of their school facilities. but these are not options available to a lot of middle class and blue collar communities. >> reporter: where budgets are tight and dollars are short, consider this. nearly 50% of inmates nationwide are high school dropouts. in san francisco, dana king, cbs 5. >>> last year, the state cut funding for prisons by more than $4 billion. the state prison population is also going down, much thanks to prisoner reassignment, which transfers prisoner
for the obama administration is married women. they are less dependent on the government, and less likely to buy the president's argument. so they're the group want obama campaign is really worried about. when i talk to the married women, on the one hand they say they think romney can handle the economy and they're worried about the republicans being too extreme and go back and forth. the romney campaign is trying to get them to drop this and think about this at the last minute. there are a small number of undecided voters -- and the question of trust. he was saying trust is a matter central to the presidency, measure important than anything else, and trying to tie that to this notion of romney changing his positions. that was also a pitch to women. romney's pitch, bipartisanship. >> schieffer: let me bring up this, a spent friday, spent a good part of the day with stu rothen bargain, and charlie cook, and i would these are the most respected analysts going today. both told me separately they could not remember a time this deep into the campaign when they said they had no idea how this was going
by fema officials working to coordinate the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> this storm will cause a little bit of havoc. i was supposed to meet with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been cancelled. >> reporter: the latest poll shows virginia a dead heat, an important state for romney. he cancelled three campaign events in the state and is expected in ohio today with paul ryan. >> today when we get home put in the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> reporter: ohio is another must-win state. a poll has the race tied 49-49%. >> i know they are chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country nine more days. >> reporter: on cnn senior obama advisory david axelrod was asked how the storm would impact the race. >> we have to focus on how to help people during the storm and hope it clears out and that by the next weekend we'll
, local and federal governments, and so we're confident that the assets are positioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. >> reporter: with sandy expected to affect the northeast through thursday, that response could take some time. and there are also reports of fatalities from sandy. at least five people, from falling tree limbs. >>> here is even more proof of sandy's power. a dock house in massachusetts is no more, thanks to big, strong waves. off the waters of north carolina, the coast guard rescued more than a dozen people after sandy sunk their ship. one other crew member was found unresponsive and the ship's captain remains missing. the hms bounty was a replica of a vessel from the 1700's and appeared in a number of big- budget films. and in maryland, a wave knocked down a cbs national correspondent, chip reed. reed says he, his photographer and their equipment are all okay. paul deanno is tracking sandy's every move. >> sandy is 800 miles wide and 800 miles long, one of the biggest storms in american history here. look at the size of this, bringing snow to p
events on hold for the time being to oversee the federal government's disaster relief effort. republican challenger mitt romney will also not hold any campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that. >> i am not worried at this point about the effect on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of it self next week. >> election day is one week from today. find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com. at the top of the page you will find links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays. >>> michelle, switching gears, perfect weather for a baseball celebration right here in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> world champion giants flew home from detroit with a huge welcome when the team buses arrived outside at&t park
the military and all government agencies. they built it after 9/11 for days like this. kelly told us the hurricane has brought the worst destruction to the city since the terrorist attack. his concerns now are public safety with nearly a million people in a blackout and continuing to search for survivors. how many people in new york city are without power? >> about three quarters of a million people. 750,000 people without power. >> pelley: what is the law enforcement and public safety concern with that? >> well, we're still a rescue mode. certainly staten island we know people are still stranded, trapped in some locations so we're engaged in that along with the fire department then we have a public safety security mission that we have to carry through. a lot of dark areas in the city. we know that we have to have a significant police presence in those locations. >> pelley: you had to a fly-around in the city in your helicopter today. what did you see? >> lots of devastation, lots of damage. it means a tremendous amount of recovery work. as i say, we're still very much a rescue mode.
resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizations, it can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. >> reporter: this morning the final jobs report before next week's election will be released. it's expected to come out in less than an hour. today's report will be from october. the september report showed unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since before the president took office. the last incumbent president to run for r
dead from the hurricane. the federal government has approved more than $3 million in housing aid for connecticut, new york and new jersey. the damage is estimated at $50 billion. in the meantime, thousands are still stranded by floodwaters and others are without electricity. and as the scale of sandy's destruction becomes clearer, people are starting to dig out and try to get their lives back together. alison harmelin is in long beach island, new jersey, with a look at how things are you there now since the hurricane. >> reporter: good evening, dana. i have been up and down the jersey coastline and this is one of the areas that was hardest hit. the boat just behind me is a great example of what you see when you get over onto the island long beach island. every car, house and boat is somehow displaced, damaged or destroyed. the clean-up has begun on long beach island. these brothers decided to stay through the storm. now they are cleaning sand out of their first floor. >> we didn't think it was going to be this bad but honestly, i'm glad we're here so we can start cleaning it out.
obama putting campaign events on hold for the time being to oversee the federal government's disaster relief efforts. and republican challenger mitt romney will also hold "no" campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury. and so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and worried about the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of itself next week. >> election day is one week from today. you can find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com at the top of the page links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays, as well. >>> the world series winners got a big welcome when they returned to their home ballpark in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> the giants flew home from detroit and boarded a fleet of t
, the state and federal government allocate over $9,000 per pupil in california. that is less than half of what the state of new york spends on its students. but getting more money for schools often means asking local voters to increase their own taxes. for example, the city of berkeley raises more than $3,000 per pupil in extra funds. other school districts have had similar success in the bay area. schools in poorer districts, though, don't have parents who can afford that. >> affluent communities are counting on parcel taxes and passing local bonds to improve the quality of their school facilities. but again, these are not options available to a lot of middle class and blue collar communities. >> reporter: in an economic climate where budgets are tight and dollars are short, consider this. nearly 50% of inmates nationwide are high school dropouts. last year, the state cut funding for prisons by more than $4 billion. the state prison population has gone down, as well. much thanks to prisoner realignment which has been transferring prisonerscounty jails. but the state has given counties
the government's monthly jobs report out this morning. >> shocking. >> hot lingerie, $11,000 worth of bras swiped from a bay area victoria's secret. >> turns out these guys were good. they made it completely through undetected. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." 2 'm frank mallicoat. and i'm michelle griego. t >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning, it's friday, finally here, november 2. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. the new york stock exchange is opening for the final session of a short week. the market will react to the new jobs report today for last month. the u.s. economy added 171,000 jobs in october showing the job market is gradually gaining momentum but unemployment increased up to 7.9% up from september's 7.8% because the workforce grew. >>> and mitt romney just came out saying the october jobs report is a sad reminder the economy is at a virtual standstill. we are still waiting to hear the president's comments on it. and cbsmoneywatch reporter jason brooks wi
times, the last time at midnight. why wouldn't he say thank you? his folks need the federal government right now. and i must say, i wish more officials would act like this. i think this is what americans are hungry for right now is officials who can come together, to solve the problem, whatever it is. >> ultimately, even the president said the other day that he's not worried about the impact of sandy on his election right now, he's worried about the impact on families. what do you think, bob, ultimately, this hurricane sandy will have, this frankenstorm will have on this election? >> you know, i think it's probably, gayle, it's going to be a wash, because you know, it's down to the battleground states -- virginia, north carolina, these were the states on the east coast where it was hardest hit. it had a slight impact, i think, on the early voting in those states, but i'm told that both of those states, they'll have their polling places up and running on election day. i think, as rich beeson, who is the political director for the romney campaign, told me the other day -- or told me just
and these two didn't show up. >> is there a concern on the part of national security officials in the government? >> there is. fbi has issued a be on the lookout alert that's gone to police agencies, intelligence fusion centers. so the dark scenario is that these are two significant intelligence officials from afghanistan with the issues of green on green attacks, what are they up to? why did they run away? is this part of a plot? if we were watching homeland, that would be the scenario. >> but we're not. it's real. >> people working the case are more of the mind that -- and this has happened before. that they may be moving toward canada to try to seek asylum because it's easier to get there or maybe just wanted to spend a little more time in these great united states. >> they decided no longer wise to go back to afghanistan for whatever reason? >> maybe they just like it here. >> norah? >> a quick question on that, though. how does this happen? the two afghan senior people go missing within the united states? shouldn't we be tracking them? >> well, norah, part of this program is, you know, thes
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